Best Educational Programs: MUSICOLOGY


Faculty of History, Theory and Composition

Specialist’s programme


ENUKIDZE, Natela Isidorovna



Programme presentation. The Faculty of History, Theory and Composition of Russian Gnessin’s Academy of Music trains specialists in the area of musicology, who have an opportunity to continue their studies as postgraduates and defend their dissertation theses in the Dissertation Council of the Academy.

The Faculty’s activity is very diverse. The Faculty initiates and conducts national and international forums, festivals and conferences. The most significant events of the last years are “Musicology Forum 2012”, “Opera in Modern Musical Theatre” (2013), festivals “Musical Italy: A Glance from Russia” (2011), the International Folk Festival “May Assemblies” (2014).

The students of the Academy use the Problematic Research Laboratory of Traditional Cultures with a unique base of the GNESSINS’ folklore expeditions for research and educational purposes.

Teaching staff. The Faculty’s teaching staff provide highest level of education, which includes 35 professors and doctors in art studies, 42 assistant-professors and PhDs in art studies, 6 Honoured Workers of Higher School of the Russian Federation. Internationally recognized specialists in different fields of musical science – the theory and history of music, musical psychology and pedagogics, traditional music cultures and other spheres of science conduct classes. The teaching staff participates in developing methodological programmes and manuals in compliance with the new third generation of the Federal State Standards.

Competitiveness of students. Starting from the first year, students develop their abilities in creative, practical and research activity. Students and teachers together participate in international conferences and competitions (“Music in the Contemporary World: Art, Culture, Education”), develop research projects; publish articles in collections of students’ and postgraduates’ works.

General humanitarian and professional competencies enable students to work as teachers in musical educational institutions of all levels, conduct research work in research organizations, conduct educational activity in theatrical and concert life of contemporary Russia and abroad. A number of graduates work in the sphere of management – in the structural divisions of the federal culture authorities.